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Table 2 Comparison of clinical features between the three groups (x ± s)

From: Comparative analysis of the efficacy of a transverse process bone graft with other bone grafts in the treatment of single-segment thoracic spinal tuberculosis

  Group A Group B Group C P AB P AC P BC
Fusion time (m) 7.3 ± 2.1 8.4 ± 3.1 7.5 ± 3.4 0.642 0.101 0.616
Hospital stay (days) 18.8 ± 5.1 24.0 ± 12.7 26.1 ± 9.5 0.022 0.031 0.424
Operation time (min) 205.5 ± 38.1 240.7 ± 68.4 238.4 ± 45.4 0.036 0.005 0.901
Operation blood loss (ml) 372.8 ± 151.1 480.9 ± 241.8 603.1 ± 443.2 0.045 0.004 0.586
Postoperative drainage (ml) 292.1 ± 126.0 381.0 ± 212.2 377.6 ± 139.0 0.715 0.672 0.998
Preoperation CRP (mg/l) 39.0 ± 32.2 31.7 ± 21.3 29.5 ± 27.83 0.459 0.661 0.111
Postoperation CRP (mg/l) 53.7 ± 31.8 52.1 ± 31.7 51.0 ± 30.1 0.667 0.456 0.382
Preoperation ESR (mm/h) 22.1 ± 17.9 14.4 ± 10.8 18.2 ± 16.2 0.247 0.375 0.460
Postoperation ESR (mm/h) 31.2 ± 24.7 31.7 ± 27.9 33.2 ± 19.1 0.701 0.503 0.196
Preoperation VAS score 6.1 ± 1.9 5.9 ± 1.7 5.9 ± 1.5 0.002 0.447 0.813
Follow-up end VAS score 1.4 ± 1.4 1.3 ± 0.9 1.3 ± 1.1 0.780 0.472 0.695
Preoperation ODI 55.0 ± 9.9 54.3 ± 15.2 57.9 ± 12.3 0.912 0.545 0.655
Follow-up end ODI 14.2 ± 6.5 15.7 ± 6.3 16.9 ± 8.2 0.682 0.125 0.265
  1. ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP C-reactive protein, P < 0.05 compared with preoperation